Mountain Flyer

Monday, January 20, 2003 6:24 AM

Has anyone ever been on this ,now gone, rollercoaster Mountain Flyer? It was at Mountain Park in Holyoke, MA before the park closed. It looked pretty cool.

Heres a link with some pictures:

http://www.rcdb.com/quicksearch.htm?quicksearch=Mountain+Flyer+

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Monday, January 20, 2003 6:28 AM
Looks like an awsome coaster and not even that far from me (probably 2 hours) but they year I was born is the year it was torn down...:(

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Monday, January 20, 2003 7:00 AM
My mom and dad have! I wanted to ride it, but Mountain Park was closed by the time I ventured up there (1987). Which sucks. Now that whole mountain is nothing. They used to have an alpine slide, ski area and a water park for the summer, but it's all gone.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 7:48 AM

Mountain Park is still ther, in fact, some teens just went there last year and burnt down about 1/4 of the remaining park including the old carousel building, Flyer's station, many food stands, and Ringo First time it was on the news for years...

Also, Mountain Flyer was the inspiration for Boulder Dash. Although Boulder Dash doesn't provide the infamous air of th flyer, it's probably the closests thing you'll find to the Flyer today.

*** This post was edited by Vertigo on 1/21/2003. ***

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 2:19 AM

It is interseting that this thread popped up, there were several guys talking about this coaster towards the bottom of this thread here:

http://www.themeparkcritic.com/scripts/ReviewComments/ReviewComments.asp?RideID=592&ReviewID=17299

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"If you make it too smooth, it'll be like sitting in your living room."
-Bill Cobb - Designer, Texas Cyclone

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 2:54 PM
I'm surprised anyone remembers the Flyer. I rode it many times when I was growing up. The area had Mountain Park and Riverside Park. Back in those days Riverside was kind of dumpy. The big coaster at Riverside at the time was the Thunderbolt. The T-Bolt was(and still is) a good coaster but I favored the Mountain Flyer.
The Mountain Flyer was a great coaster to ride though there wasn't a lot of airtime on it. My favorite part of the ride was the far turn. I believe that was the 3rd hill as well. The track broke to the left and dropped to the ground. Then came back to run parallel to the main hills. The Bunny Hops gave some good pops of airtime. The train came back to the station with a lot of speed.
Riding the Flyer at night was intense. The out track was next to a line of maple and oak trees. It was really wierd going up the big hills and seeing the big overhanging branches looming over you. lol
I felt bad when I heard it was removed. The Mountain Flyer was a piece of local heritage that should have been preserved.
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Thursday, January 23, 2003 3:57 PM
Indeed, it is a great loss. And you got to love those old NAD trains :)

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"If you make it too smooth, it'll be like sitting in your living room."
-Bill Cobb - Designer, Texas Cyclone

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